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Places With The Best Housing In Colorado 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score72
  • Fort Lupton, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,814
72
  • Milliken, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,157
70
  • Air Force Academy, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,957
63
  • Cimarron Hills, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,240
  • While living in Cimarron Hills, I have found that I do in fact miss my life in Virginia. While there is plenty to do living here, and also the close proximity to the Colorado Springs Airport, I still…[read more]
74
  • Federal Heights, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,173
  • Federal Heights is a large industrial city within Adams County. The amazing community feel is one of the reasons I love it here! The other advantage is the job growth, due to the rise in jobs about 2%…[read more]
74
  • Evans, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,767
  • Evans Colorado is the greatest small town city close to the large cities in Colorado. This city is a great place to lodge when visiting the state and it holds a high sense of community. Although there…[read more]
69
  • Wellington, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,409
88
  • Superior, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,928
  • I enjoyed the great scenic mountainscapes while living in Superior Colorado. The city is situated in Boulder County. Superior is close to Boulder Colorado. The scenic community has excellent education…[read more]
68
  • Brighton, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,307
  • I live in Lochbuie, about six miles north, but I work in Brighton. Every day, I encounter the rudest people there. I smile at them and either they give me a frown back or quickly look away as if they…[read more]
67
  • Greeley, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 98,975
  • Greeley is one of the ugliest cities I have seen in Colorado. There are a few pockets of nice subdivisions, but overall, Greeley is extremely unattractive, with little to do or see. It used to be the…[read more]
70
  • Stratmoor, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,821
70
  • Northglenn, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 38,128
  • Northglenn: The Fun Doesn’t Stop Northglenn is an exciting place to live! As any city there is the good and the bad. Northglenn has tried to maintain the nicer end of living, which mostly has been…[read more]
83
  • Parker, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 48,442
  • I lived in Parker City, Colorado, and my childhood couldn't have been happier. I remember there being many activities for those who loved the outdoors. My family would always go walking through the…[read more]
69
  • Thornton, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 130,511
  • As someone that has experienced the city life of Thornton Colorado for many years I can say it is one of the best places not only to visit but to live and raise a family. It is one of the nicer areas of…[read more]
77
  • Firestone, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,709
  • Living in Firestone Colorado has been an awesome change in my life! I have lived in Denver Colorado most of my life and wanted to move but stay here in Colorado. Everyone seems so friendly and I feel…[read more]
70
  • Fort Morgan, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,346
  • I like walking my dog at Glen Miller Park while living in Fort Morgan. This town has a lot of heart and warmth. The community is helpful in this city. The crime rate in Fort Morgan is very low. You will…[read more]
73
  • Westminster, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 111,770
  • In order to tell you how I feel about Westminster, CO, allow me to first tell you how my visit came to be. While stationed at Fort Huachuca Arizona I became interested in butterflies. After retiring…[read more]
60
  • Edgewater, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,278
60
  • Security-Widefield, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,956
  • Widefield has been fun, but if it weren't for my job I would have never chosen to live here. I've been looking for a new one, but until I can find one we are stuck here. Everything is so far away,…[read more]
66
  • Commerce City, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 51,731
  • I have lived in Commerce City, Colorado for several years while I was attending college and it is generally a pretty nice place to live. Commerce City is located just north of Denver and can generally be…[read more]
74
  • Frederick, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,791
  • Located along the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains, Frederick, Colorado is the quintessential Front Range town. I love living in Frederick because of the many outdoor recreational opportunities it…[read more]
62
  • Rifle, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,488
65
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 448,759
  • I have mixed feelings about my hometown. The scenery is great for a city of half a million. There are few major cities in America where one can be a short drive from hiking trails, mountains, waterfalls,…[read more]
65
  • Sherrelwood, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,029
  • I experienced a great time while living in Sherrelwood Colorado. The city is a part of Adams County Colorado. Sherrelwood is in close proximity to Denver Colorado. The small urban town has several…[read more]
66
  • Derby, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,930
82
  • Highlands Ranch, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 106,596
  • I have lived in Highlands Ranch since 2005, and I moved to the community to raise my son as a single mother. It is much safer than most cities around Denver. Beware, the average income level for people…[read more]
76
  • Lone Tree, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,808
  • Living in Lone Tree, Colorado is a little bit of Heaven to say the very least. I have been living in Lone Tree, one of the best areas in the whole country in my humble opinion, for just about 30 years…[read more]
63
  • Craig, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,913
66
  • Aurora, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 351,131
  • I echo other comments I've read here. The city is beautiful, and the community is as amazing as it is diverse. On the east side of Denver, you don't have to be a skier to find great winter activities…[read more]
66
  • Berkley, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,594
  • Living in Berkeley Colorado has enriched my enjoyment of Ultimate Frisbee. Playing in England Park is the highlight of my week. The weather is perfect for Frisbee in summer and spring. I have made a lot…[read more]
63
  • Welby, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,771
  • Welby has a wealth of activities and attractions that will make your vacation to the area especially exciting, whether you're traveling with little ones or want to come up with fun things to do with…[read more]
76
  • Ken Caryl, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,883
  • Ken Caryl, CO is a rather unique community that is a suburb of Denver. I had one of my first apartments here after graduating college and getting one of my first jobs in the area. There are definitely…[read more]
74
  • Castle Rock, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 53,789
  • The powerful in Castle Rock seem to do nothing to stop the out of control growth. It seems that they actually encourage it. I moved here thinking I was getting a small town with lost of green space, but…[read more]
66
  • Fountain, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,817
  • I hope that whoever is preparing to move to this town reads this; I wish I’d have been warned before moving to this hell hole. Fountain, CO is the most revolting and forgotten town I could’ve ever…[read more]
61
  • Avon, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,444
71
  • Johnstown, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,379
  • Located along the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains, Johnstown, Colorado combines the charm of small-town living with the convenience of being just minutes from a major metropolitan area. I love…[read more]
77
  • Loveland, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 73,360
  • We have lived here for years. After living in other CO towns as well as coast to coast this town has disappointed us. There is very little sense of community and schools are not great by national means.…[read more]
75
  • Wheat Ridge, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 31,044
  • Living in Wheat Ridge, Colorado is the only place I want to be. With over 30,000 people going out to restaurants, parks, bars, and shopping areas never gets boring. I love meeting new people everyday and…[read more]
59
  • Denver, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 663,303
  • The negative reviews I read on here are worth looking at if you enjoy a mopey, judgmental, lifestyle. Colorado has been extremely welcoming to me since I moved here and there’s fresh air and people…[read more]
81
  • Dove Valley, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,358
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  • Pueblo West, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,495
  • Pueblo West provides a wealth of activities that all your friends and family will enjoy. It's not hard to find a quality glass of beer or a beautiful place to ski, but there are also other attractions…[read more]
76
  • Littleton, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 45,072
  • I lived in Littleton for 4 years. Colorado native. We moved 2 years ago due to overcrowding. The biggest things affected are traffic (horrendous 7 days a week), housing inventory and prices (massively…[read more]
53
  • Brush, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,458
81
  • Centennial, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 107,862
  • I have lived in nearly a dozen cities around the US and Centennial, CO is one of those cities that I miss. Most of the cities that I have spent my time in were amazing but, this city stands out among…[read more]
59
  • Pueblo, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 108,385
  • I received a parking ticket in downtown Pueblo (my fault) I went to pay itand I can't because it's the same day as the ticket. I have the ticket in myhand, but because it's not in the system I have to…[read more]
62
  • Sterling, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,976
  • As the largest city in Northeastern Colorado, Sterling is a hub of shopping, dining, and community activity. I like living in Sterling because of its small-town feel and the strong community vibe evident…[read more]
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  • Arvada, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 113,532
  • My wife and I stopped in Arvada Colorado last year, and had the opportunity to spend a little time there. Arvada is nestled at the foot of the majestic Rocky Mountains. Be sure to plan on being there…[read more]
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  • Englewood, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,523
  • Location Location Location - 15 min on light rail from downtown DenverOften appreciated more by newbies than oldtimers, suffers from a bit of your inferiority complex, but trending in right direction…[read more]
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  • Broomfield, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 62,449
  • Broomfield is called what it is because Mayberry was already taken... Great city that is only going to get better. I am not a fan of suburbia but if you are going to live in it, Broomfield is as good…[read more]
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  • Carbondale, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,571
  • WARNING! Do not stay at this hotel if you are interested in protecting your valuables against theft! I stayed at this hotel with my family in January. My wedding ring and a souvenir that my wife…[read more]

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in Colorado. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in Colorado to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in Colorado as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in Colorado, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.